Happy Father’s Day, friends. I hope you all have a relaxing and enjoyable Sunday. By the time this is posted, I’ll be a few miles into my first half marathon, so my Sunday will neither be relaxing nor enjoyable. Keep my suffering in mind while reading these links.
In Mariners News...
- Jean Segura is nearing a rehab assignment.
- The Mariners acquired Pat Light yesterday.
- Mariners veterans share some wisdom with recently drafted players.
- Eric Filia has had an impressive season for Modesto.
I've seen too many players to count in the minors this year across 4 different leagues. Few if any take consistently better ABs than Filia https://t.co/tAHdIY4X4Y— Kyle Glaser (@KyleAGlaser) June 18, 2017
- Speaking of Modesto, the Nuts are California League North Division champions.
It's over! Nuts blow out the 66ers 1-1 win. We are the North Division Champs!!! Eric Filia drives in 5. Nathan Bannister K's a career-high 8— Modesto Nuts (@ModestoNuts) June 18, 2017
- Felix Hernandez had a fantastic rehab start, as the Rainiers beat the Salt Lake Bees 2-0.
Another gem from King Felix! Final line: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 8 K! pic.twitter.com/G4ZZxytgxS— Tacoma Rainiers (@RainiersLand) June 18, 2017
- The Arkansas Travelers lost by double digits in Springfield last night.
- The Clinton LumberKings’ winning streak was snapped at six after a 2-1 loss. Cedar Rapids’ final run came from Travis Blankenhorn stealing home.
- The Everett AquaSox fell 12-4 to the Hillsboro Hops.
Around the League...
- Check out this incredible story about Yangervis Solarte and his family.
- The Reds unveiled a statue of Pete Rose.
- Dan Blewett of the Hardball Times goes in depth on pitch tunneling.
- The A’s traded Trevor Plouffe to the Rays.
- Matt Shoemaker is headed to the DL.
- It looks like Markelle Fultz is headed to Philadelphia.